NYC net smash-and-grab over $2 million in jewelry: NYPD


A classic Bronx robbery netted a handful of thieves more than $2.15 million in “high-end diamond jewelry” in a wild, filmed robbery on Friday, police said.

The foursome rushed into Rocco’s Jewelry on Webster Ave. at Fordham after being tipped off by an official, cops said.

Surveillance video shows a suspect, dressed in a white t-shirt and black cap and wearing sunglasses, acting like a customer when he rang the bell around 2:30 p.m.

The caper lasted about 30 seconds, according to security footage.
DCPI
It was reported to police that on Friday, August 5, 2022 at approximately 2:38 p.m., at Rocco's Jewelry located at 2521 Webster Avenue, an unknown person approached the front door and was rung inside the store by an employee.  This individual then held the door open for three other people.  Once inside the store, the three individuals used a hammer to open the display cases and removed a large amount of high-end diamond jewelry.  The jewelry was placed in bags carried by the individuals, who fled the scene on foot heading south on Webster Avenue.  The total value of the stolen property is approximately $2.15 million.  No injuries were reported.
A classic Bronx heist netted a handful of thieves over $2.15 million in “high-end diamond jewelry.”
DCPI
Classic Bronx robbery netted handful of thieves over $2.15 million in 'high-end diamond jewelry'
Surveillance video shows a suspect acting like a customer when he entered.
DCPI

A man swinging a hammer then smashes the display cases while the other thieves pull out trays of expensive trinkets, cops said.

“Once inside the store, the three individuals used a hammer to open the display cases and removed a large amount of high-end diamond jewelry,” police said.

The jewelry was placed in bags carried by the thieves, who fled the scene on foot south on Webster Avenue, cops said.

The caper lasted about 30 seconds, according to security footage.

New York Post

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